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Frequency (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama | Fantasy  -  28 April 2000 (USA)
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An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

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Gordo Hersch
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Samantha Thomas
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Johnny Sullivan (6 Years)
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Graham 'Gib' Gibson
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Gordo Hersch (8 Years)
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Butch Foster
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Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
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Richard Sali ...
Chuck Hayes
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A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via short-wave radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£261,559 (UK) (16 June 2000)

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ESP 709,278,410 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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On April 25, 2000, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds played a game wearing their 1969 uniforms to promote the film. See more »

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Young John Sullivan is right handed when he plays catch with his father. Old John Sullivan is later seen writing with his left hand. It's not unheard of for people to use a different hand for writing and throwing. See more »

Quotes

Frank Sullivan: I don't know who you are, I don't know why you're doing this, but let me tell you something, asshole, you stay away from me and my family.
John Sullivan: Listen, I don't know how this is, but it's me, little Chief.
Frank Sullivan: Hey, hey, I am warning you, you touch my kid, I'll hunt you down 'til the day I die.
John Sullivan: But you already died!
Frank Sullivan: What are you talking about?
John Sullivan: The Buxton fire.
Frank Sullivan: [sarcastically] Oh, and when did that happen, 30 years ago?
John Sullivan: October 12th, 1969.
Frank Sullivan: That's tomorrow, I ain't dyin in no fire tomorrow or any other day, ...
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Referenced in The Piano Teacher (2001) See more »

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On the Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Frequency is the first good movie of the year.
30 April 2000 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

The plot in Frequency is hard to believe, but the movie's twists, action, and dramatic moments cover up its uncertainties. The idea of how the past affects the future is not original, but the rest of the film is.

When I first saw the preview for Frequency, I thought that the idea of a son talking to a his deceased father over a radio was original and interesting. I didn't think, however, that the film would be very good. I was wrong though. The movie is packed with action, mystery, twists, and emotion. The love between the father and son is so real, as are the characters themselves.

Frequency uses remarkable use of film's ability to stretch out moments of time and intercut between different events. And as far as timing goes, this movie has stopwatch-precision. As a result, it can produce tears, outbursts of laughter, or dropping jaws in the audience.

I think the ending of the movie could be improved, but I still highly recommend seeing this film. As long as you don't worry too much about the plausibility of the time-lapse details, you'll enjoy it. After all, it's entertainment in its finest form.


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